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Nickcd - Posted - 06/16/2020:  04:06:57


Combination of frailing, drop thumb, two finger, thumb lead and up picking + owt else.

Finding with my nylon strung fretted and fretted banjo's trying to play with combination of styles/techniques works well and gives more tone than straightforward clawhammer/down picking.

Neil Allen - Posted - 06/16/2020:  04:26:52


Clifton Hicks does a lot of this, as you can see on his YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC0fRKB_T-...jqoz9VWAg



I don't think there's any need to be a purist as regards style or invent technical names for everything. As long as the rhythm's rock solid, pretty much anything works. As regards tone, I could never get good tone from clawhammer without wearing a pick, although some people do.

thisoldman - Posted - 06/16/2020:  06:03:49


Let's call it the "Nick Style"

Bill Rogers - Posted - 06/16/2020:  10:45:49


Pete Seeger was all over the place like that.

Paul R - Posted - 06/16/2020:  17:27:42


Check out the New Lost City Ramblers' repertoire. There's lots of banjo, but not as much clawhammer as you'd expect.

Chris Berry - Posted - 06/17/2020:  13:17:30


quote:

Originally posted by Paul R

Check out the New Lost City Ramblers' repertoire. There's lots of banjo, but not as much clawhammer as you'd expect.






The same is true of 78-rpm recordings from the 1920s-30s, especially band recordings.



Chris

gailg64 - Posted - 06/23/2020:  15:52:11


quote:

Originally posted by Chris Berry

quote:

Originally posted by Paul R

Check out the New Lost City Ramblers' repertoire. There's lots of banjo, but not as much clawhammer as you'd expect.






The same is true of 78-rpm recordings from the 1920s-30s, especially band recordings.



Chris






You beat me to it, Chris! Stringbands generally have used fingerpicked style banjo up until about the '70s.

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